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County Delays Decision on Possible ‘Millionaire Tax’

The Board of Supervisors delayed a decision Tuesday on whether to press for a change to state law that would allow the county to put a “millionaire’s tax”... Read more »

Inadequate Financial Savings Tied to Increased Childhood Health Risks

The connection between a family’s income and childhood health has been well-established, with lower income linked to poorer health and a greater likelihood of... Read more »

Montebello Shopping Center Getting $5 Million Remodel

A shopping center in Montebello will get a $5.5 million facelift this summer. The Mart of Montebello, located on the intersection of Montebello and Beverly Boulevards,... Read more »

Voters Could Be Asked to Raise Sales Tax to Fund Transit Projects

County Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials have unveiled details of a proposed ballot initiative calling for increasing the sales tax by a half-cent... Read more »

Initiative to Increase Minimum Wage Qualifies for November Ballot

An initiative that would increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide on Jan. 1, 2021 has qualified for the November ballot, Secretary of State Alex Padilla... Read more »

L.A. County Still Adding Jobs, Just Not As Many

Unemployment will continue to decline and the number of jobs will continue to grow this year and next in Los Angeles County, but at a somewhat slower pace then in... Read more »

Walmart Closes Seven SoCal Locations

Seven Walmart stores in Southern California will be among 269 locations closed across the globe as part of a company-wide restructing, the discount retailer announced... Read more »

L.A. County to Increase Small Business Contracts

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a plan to award more contracts to small businesses – aiming for 25 percent of the county’s total purchases by 2020... Read more »

County Puts Focus on Economic Growth

Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to establish a committee charged with fostering economic growth and better-paying jobs. Supervisor Hilda Solis proposed creating... Read more »

Four Charged In Scheme to Embezzle Millions from Huntington Park-Based Luxury Denim Co

Four Southern California men are facing federal charges alleging they embezzled more than $8 million from a laundry owned by high-end jeans company Citizens of Humanity. Luis... Read more »

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